Pedestrian Accident Attorney in Utah
Knowledgeable & Tenacious Counsel
Pursuing a pedestrian accident claim isn’t just about collecting money. It’s about justice for their negligence. Under Utah law, motor vehicles are required by law to yield the right of way to pedestrians and bicyclists.
If you’ve been injured in a pedestrian accident, get legal help from Jeff Metler, a Utah pedestrian accident lawyer to seek the money damages you are entitled to.
Legal Options for the Victim of a Pedestrian Accident
It is essential that you get medical treatment even if you believe your injuries are minor. For your own health and the validity of your case, you should not wait to see a physician or go to the emergency room. Since Utah is a no-fault state, your medical bills will be paid through your insurance company up to the limit set on the policy. If you, as the injured party, files a lawsuit against the at-fault party, the financial expenses associated with the case, such as medical bills, will be repaid to the insurer given that the case is won.
Once you get the medical attention you need after being injured by a moving car as a pedestrian, you will want to understand your available legal options. In most cases, your claim will be against the driver of the car that hit you, but you may also file a claim against the municipality or city where the accident occured. This would be in such cases of an unsafe road or faulty traffic light.
Even though Utah’s negligence and traffic laws protect the pedestrian legally, even if he or she is somewhat at fault, there are legal pitfalls that can harm your case. For instance, if the opposing party argues that you were jaywalking, you may lose your case against the driver. For that reason, it is imperative that you work with a knowledgeable attorney who can ensure that your case is resilient against the opposing party. We can help you explore your legal options and work with you throughout the entirety of your case.
Every Injury Victim Has A Story. We Tell Yours.
You can bet the driver will tell their story. Jeff Metler and his team will make sure your story is told, too. They will work with some of the nation’s top professional accident reconstruction specialists and medical experts to present the facts that will lead to a fair settlement or jury award. Jeff Metler and his team care about you and your family. Let them tell your story.
Attorney Jeff Metler handles all catastrophic injuryand wrongful death claims involving motor vehicle accidents:
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Hit and run,
- Pedestrian hit by an uninsured motorist
Establishing Fault in a Utah Pedestrian Accident
After an accident between a pedestrian and driver of a motor vehicle, it will be essential that you take strategic steps to build a case that supports your claim. Here are the actions we encourage you to take immediately following your accident:
Take pictures of the motor vehicle that allegedly hit you, the scene of the accident, and any other details you find necessary
Exchange contact information with all parties involved
If witnesses are present, get their contact details
Write down details of the vehicle
Gather contact details of the driver’s insurance company
Get a pedestrian accident attorney you can trust to fight for your rights
Let Our Experience Work for You
For years, Jeff Metler and his team have been providing effective, aggressive legal representation for innocent victims of pedestrian accidents leading to injury or death. He has always fought for the full and fair money damages victims deserve when their lives are destroyed or lost by the negligence of others.
Contact Attorney Jeff Metler at (801) 349-1009 to schedule a free consultation with a Utah pedestrian accident lawyer today.